Merritt Posten

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CDWF, MCLC

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Merritt Posten

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CDWF, MCLC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Caddis Consulting Co., LLC
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 396-8013
Offers online therapy

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Caddis Consulting Co. LLC
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(816) 396-8013
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About

It’s okay to say, "I'm not okay." If trying to return to “normal life” post pandemic is harder than you thought & you’re sad or anxious and not sure why- you are not alone. Life is messy but good therapy ends. Maybe your life looks nothing like it did two years ago & you’re reeling and only now catching your breath and struggling to breathe. Maybe your life looks the same and you feel different but you’re stuck, overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next. What we allow will continue & lasting change requires work. Often starting the work & reaching out is a daunting task but when we avoid our stories, that's when they define us.
Change happens & experience matters- both yours & mine. I am a Certified Daring Way facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD. All Daring Way facilitators have completed training certification process led by Brené Brown & TDW Faculty- focusing on developing shame resilience skills & daily practices to transform the way we love, parent and lead.
The quality of your life is crafted from your decisions. Whether those decisions are intentional or passive, we create and re-create our lives every day. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to your best life. Your breakthrough is waiting. Relationship counseling, executive coaching & individual therapy offered.
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“Reaching out & starting the work takes courage. Take the time to find the right fit. When we avoid our stories, that's when they define us.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $135 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 18 Years
  • License: Kansas / 4708
  • Please note: License state differs from primary location state.
  • School: Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center
  • Year Graduated: 2006
To hold a Daring Way Certification, facilitators have completed a training & certification process led by Brené Brown, PhD & TDW Faculty.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey / Master in Social Work- MSW
  • Year graduated: 2004
  • Degree: Miami University, Oxford Ohio / MA- Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1999

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW

Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC

Merritt Posten's Groups

Resilence & Recovery: The Daring Way

"The Daring Way": Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave. The Daring Way has a primary focus on developing shame resilience skills and a courage practice of wholehearted living that quiets your inner critic, embraces your imperfections, shows compassion towards yourself and others, and cultivates meaningful connection with others. a Certified Daring Way™ facilitator based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD. All Daring Way facilitators have completed a training certification process led by Brené Brown, PhD & TDW Faculty. TDW developing shame resilience skills & daily practices to transform the way we love, parent and lead. https://caddisconsulting.org

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Divorce & Narcissistic Abuse : Rising Strong

As a Certified Brené Brown Daring Way facilitator I am offering a new group using Brené Brown's new book, RISING STRONG. This group is a chance to put what you have read into practice. Rising Strong, is based on the simple physics of vulnerability: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.

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Rise Up! Gay, Lesbian BTQI Teen Support Group

This group is specifically designed for teens to build skills of resiliency, gain insight into thoughts, behaviors and feelings and increased confidence. Through building a sense of community, teens can move from "I thought it was just me" to "I am not alone and I matter". Rising Strong is based on the research of Brené Brown and the group utilizes storytelling, creative exercises and group discussion developmentally appropriate for teens. If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and to write a daring new ending.

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Location

Caddis Consulting Co., LLC
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 396-8013
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Caddis Consulting Co. LLC
Prairie Village, KS 66208
(816) 396-8013
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Life Coaching, Depression in Teens & Young Adults
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling, Infidelity, Post COVID Burnout
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Certified Daring Way Facilitator-Master Life Coach
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022
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Merritt Posten

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CDWF, MCLC